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Atlas maritimus, or A book of charts : Describeing the sea coasts capes headlands sands shoals rocks and dangers the bayes roads harbors rivers and ports, in most of the knowne parts of the world. With the true courses and distances, from one place to another : Gathered from the latest and best discoveryes, that have bin made by divers able and experienced navigators of our English nation : Accomodated with an hydrographicall description of the whole world (1672)

Author: Seller, John, fl. 1658-1698
Subject: Hydrographic surveying; Nautical charts
Publisher: [London] : And are to be sold by him, at the Hermitage Staires in Wapping and at his shop in the Exchange Alley near the Royall Exchange in London
Language: English
Call number: 39999065647412
Digitizing sponsor: Boston Public Library
Book contributor: Boston Public Library
Collection: normanbleventhalmapcenter; bostonpubliclibrary; americana

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Below imprint: Cum privilegio

Engraved title page called "Englands famous discoverers."

First publication, with 26 maps, under title: Atlas maritimus, or, A book of charts. [London, 1670?] but all copies and editions vary in contents. Cf. Phillips

The maps are on 33 double plates

Boston Public Library copy appears to be a composite atlas, with differences from those listed in Phililps

[1] Novissima totius terrarum orbis tabula -- [2] A chart of the North sea. James Clark engra. -- [3] A draught of the sands, channels buoyes beacons and sea marks upon the coast of England. F. Lamb sculp. Inset: The river of Thames from London Bridge to Tilburyhope -- [4] A chart of the north coast of England, from Yarmouth to Cocket Island.--A description of the east coast of Scotland -- [5] The river of Humber.-- The river of Tyne. la. Clarke sculpsit. -- [6] A chart of the sea coasts of England Flanders and Holland. Ja. Clark sculpsit. -- [7] A chart of Flanders between Calis and Walcheren -- [8] A chart of the South sea, Texel and Fly-stream.--A chart of the Eemes.--A chart of the Fly and Amerlander gat -- [9] A chart of the Eemes Elve.--A chart of the coast of Jutland -- [10] A chart of the Maes and Wielingen.-- The coast of Holland between the Maes and Texel -- [11] A chart of the Baltick sea with the North Bodom & Lading -- [12] A chart of the sea coasts of Russia, Lapland, Finmarke, Nova Zembla and Greenland -- [13] A large description of the two chanells in the river Dwina goeing up to the citty of Archangel -- [14] A chart of the Narrow seas -- [15] A chart of the Brittish chanel -- [16] A chart of the bay of Biscaia. la. Clerk sculpsit.-- [17] A chart of Spaine -- [18] A chart of the westermost part of the Mediterranean sea -- [19] A chart of the Levant or eastermost part of the Mediterranean sea -- [20] A chart of the coasts of Barbarie, Gualata, Arguyn & Genehoa from C. Vincent to C Verd -- [21] A chart of Gvinea describeing the sea coast from Cape de Verde to Cape Bona Esperanca -- [22] A chart of the western part of the East Indies, with all the aejacent islands from Cape Bona Esperanca to Cape Comorin. F. Lamb sculp. -- [23] A chart of the eastermost part of the East Indies with all the adjacent islands from Cape Comorin to lapan. F. Lamb, sculp. -- [24] A generall chart of the north erne navigation. Francis Lamb sculp. -- [25] A chart of the Tartarian sea from Nova Zemla to lapan -- [26] A chart of the north part of America. Inset: A polar projection describing ye northermost parts of the world -- [27] A chart of the western ocean -- [28] [New Jersey - this chart has been removed from the atlas - see note] -- [29] A chart of the West Indies from Cape Cod to the river Oronoque -- [30] A chart of the Caribe islands -- [31] The Windward passage from Jamaica, betwene the east end of Cuba, and the west end of Hispaniola -- [32] Novissima et accuratissima Insuale Jamaicae -- [33] A chart of the sea coast of Brazil from Cape St. Augustine to the straights of Magellan -- [34] A chart of the South-sea. Dundee sculp

Boston Public Library copy: privilege appears as a printed sheet mounted on a leaf proceeding the title page

Boston Public Library copy: Chart of the coast of England, Flanders and Holland has vignette of sea battle in upper right

Boston Public Library copy has a list of charts in contemporary manuscript on a leaf bound in preceeding the title page

Boston Public Library copy appears to be a composite atlas, with differences from those in Phililps

Boston Public Library copy: Ex Libris (stamp): John Percivalle

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